Our small company uses a 188.8.131.52/24 network. As there are only 256 IP addresses, we will be running out of IP addresses soon. I wonder about the best strategy to change the network. Some devices get their IP addresses via DHCP, some devices have fixed IP addresses. There is a DNS server.
I had a look at these questions: IP Address Planning for our Network and Hazards of increasing network size by changing the netmask. There was a lot of useful information.
Would you advise to change the network to a 192.168.0.0/16 network, requiring us to change the netmask of every device, but allowing us to keep the old addresses? Or should we go for a new network such as 10.0.0.0/16? Or should we have two separate networks (192.168.0.0/24 and 192.168.1.0/24) and a router?
Are there any caveats you would advise us to pay close attention to?